Hatchlands Local Governing Body
Chair of the Local Governing Body (LGB)
"I have lived in the area all my adult life. My three children attended schools in Reigate and now three
of my grandchildren attend schools in the Borough. Having retired from a career in property law, I
was keen to play a part in the local community and apply myself in a different environment to the
benefit, I hope, of others. I joined the LGB at the start of the Covid pandemic and I have been so
impressed by the hard work, dedication, enthusiasm and kindness of everyone involved with
Hatchlands. The school really does have the children at its heart. I look forward to playing my part in
Vice Chair of Local Governing Body
"I joined the Hatchlands LCB in June 2022. I have lived in Redhill for many years and have a strong
interest in the education provision in our area. I taught at a variety of senior levels for 40 years and
feel I bring insight and empathy to my role on the Board. I was recently Chair of Governors at
another local primary and have gained much experience in the strategic challenge and support of all
aspects of a successful school.
I am a regular member of St Luke’s Church in Reigate and have three adult children and several
grandchildren (who very much keep me on my toes!). Socially I play Walking Rugby (try it, it’s great
exercise, believe me) and for my sins support Leicester City FC. However, please don’t hold this
against me as I suffer enough."
Parent elected LGBM
"In the time our son has been at Hatchlands, we have been impressed by the professionalism,
flexibility and enthusiasm of everyone at Hatchlands, particularly given the challenges of setting up a
new school during Covid. I wanted to join the LGB to try to make a positive contribution to the
school, and also to have an opportunity to give back to the local area. Given the opening of the new
school building this year, I’m sure it will be a very interesting time!
I’m really looking forward to learning more about Hatchlands, the Everychild Partnership Trust,
visiting the school when appropriate; speaking to and getting to know the teachers, the other
LGBMs and the Hatchlands community."
Parent elected LGBM
"I have been a parent of Hatchlands since it opened in 2018 and fully support the development of a
new school. It has been a pleasure to be part of the school in its evolving journey, and whilst not
always an easy one seeing the passion and dedication from the staff that have helped the school
grow is an experience not many parents get to see. I now have 2 children within the school and
wanted to join the LGB to further support the future direction of Hatchlands and help where I can to
make it the best possible school for the children attending and those joining in the future."
"As the only founding member of Hatchlands currently remaining on the staff team I have a unique
perspective, as a founder I have a deep connection to the school and am in the privileged position of
having seen its growth and change in the years since we opened in 2018.
I have good relationships with staff and parents and feel that it is an advantage that my role is based
out of class as I communicate with stakeholders at every level - from prospective parents to senior
leaders - enabling me a broad, varied and balanced view across the school.
I am hard working, approachable and fair and welcome the opportunity to bring these qualities to
the role of the LGBM along with my detailed knowledge of the school community and the utmost
dedication to keeping children at the heart of everything we do at Hatchlands."
"I have taught in the area for all my adult life, firstly in infant schools, moving into special education
and finally teaching 1:1 children who were experiencing difficulties with early literacy skills.
Both my children went to local schools before university and now 2 of my grandchildren are at
school in Reigate."